I Feel Voxish: From Collector to Curator: The National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture with Debra Britt
I Feel Voxish is a forward-looking monthly speaker series in which figures in ideas and culture present topics representing their passions. Each event concludes with refreshments.
Opened in Mansfield, Massachusetts, in 2012, the National Black Doll Museum features approximately 6,000 dolls and is the nation’s only museum of its kind. The collection was accumulated over decades by Debra Britt, the museum’s founder and executive director, and her sisters with the goal of promoting cultural diversity, nurturing self-esteem in children and adults, and of sharing Britt’s passion to educate the public on the significance of collecting black dolls. Britt has presented on, and widely exhibited on her museum and its collection, and received numerous commendations, including two resolutions from the Boston City Council. Previous to her founding of the museum, Britt studied art history at Northeastern University and was the Director of the RAMA Day Care Center, the first bilingual day-care provider in Massachusetts.
Sunday, March 18, 5:30pm – 7pm
15 Water Street Gallery